Finish what? You never really got started!
I was planning on doing a blog last year, and it really never went anywhere.
The New Year is at hand, and as many people have done, I chose, one little Word. I believe Ali Edwards started the idea, several years ago, as a way to focus on ones goals and purpose for the New Year. I have tried it a few times, as a motivator. Like most resolutions they last a few weeks and I threw it out the window! There was create, focus, balance and who knows what, I don’t even remember them all.
If I am to blog, I decided I should finish what I started last year. So hence my word is ta-da….”FINISH”
Last year was my fourth year to do art journaling. I found face book, and online classes, and it turned from a mild mannered occasional habit into a full blown monster of an addiction.
I signed up for 15 plus paid classes, 5 free groups of year long, prompts, plus several other fun places to hang out. To be honest I completed less than half of them. Met so many, amazing artists and friends. I watched videos, flicker, Instagram, Pinterest accounts, google+, tweets, tumblers, and on and on. Still don’t really use them much, but I do look at them.
I am a hoarder and easily distracted by new or shiny objects. I am ashamed to admit how many “new things” I have bought and never used! My other weakness, is, I have the belief if I buy a book on the subject I will absorb everything in it and be able to do achieve whatever is in those pages. Whether it’s a diet book, or how to: make, your own journals, carving your own stamps, stamps, sewing. I have die cut machines, I don’t use, a sewing machine I haven’t even threaded, stacks and stacks of magazines that are collecting dust, and turning into a fire hazard. Trying to be well rounded has proven once and for all… I am not! I fit in my tiny little box, and I am happy there.
I don’t teach, nor sell anything, I don’t have much wisdom to impart, and I just like to draw and paint and play with my friends. So that’s what I will do this year. Finish the 20 or so Journals I started. I planned on finishing many of the lessons I started last year. I have 5 paid classes I am doing this year, and several free ones. I am doing the DLP and journal52. These are the only ones I have done so far. So many others out there I want to be part of, ill pace myself and see. My favorite subject of all is faces! So this is where I may spend most of my time again this year. I realize it’s been a hot topic for a long time, and some people are over it and moving on…..but I’ll just stick with them as long as it hold my interest.
So I will show you the only few pages I have done this year, and get back to all the stuff I want to ‘FINISH’.